The new ID. Buzz impresses with innovative driver assistance systems
Volkswagen is using fully integrated latest-generation assistance systems in the new ID. Buzz*.
Travel Assist with swarm data
Travel Assist keeps your vehicle in its lane, ensuring it maintains a safe distance from the vehicle in front and keeps the vehicle to the maximum speed set by the driver. Travel Assist adapts itself to the driver’s driving style and can keep the vehicle further left or right in the lane instead of exactly in the centre. Travel Assist also comes with predictive cruise control and a cornering assist function, meaning the vehicle speed can be adapted to valid speed limits and the course of the road (bends, roundabouts, etc.).
New Travel Assist features
Travel Assist with swarm data can use just one identified road lane marking to keep the vehicle in lane. In this case, the assistance system is also available on country roads without a central lane marking. The availability of Travel Assist is increased even further by swarm data, improving comfort and the level of assistance for the customer.
Assisted lane changes
When driving on motorways at speeds above 90 km/h, Travel Assist with swarm data can actively support lane changes if this is desired by the driver. When activated, the lane change process can be started and executed by tapping the turn signal. For the operation to be completed, the sensors must not have detected any objects around the vehicle and the capacitive steering wheel must be able to detect the driver’s hands. The ID. Buzz then automatically steers itself into the desired lane. The driver can intervene at any time and take over the manoeuvre.
Park Assist Plus
The second optional assistance system in the ID. Buzz is Park Assist Plus with memory function. This innovative driver assistance system can be used to teach the vehicle up to five individual parking manoeuvres. The memory function remembers parking procedures at speeds below 40 km/h and covering distances of up to 50 metres. The driver only has to park the vehicle once and save the parking procedure, The ID. Buzz can then repeat the learned parking manoeuvre on its own. All the driver has to do then is monitor the situation.
After activation in the Parking menu, Park Assist Plus can also search for a parking space and carry out the parking manoeuvre. When driving past parking spaces, the intelligent assistance system detects suitable parallel parking spaces at speeds of up to 40 km/h and parking bays at up to 20 km/h. The driver then only needs to stop at the selected parking space, press the brake and activate and monitor the parking procedure. The assistance system parks the ID. Buzz with the aid of the sensors that monitor the surroundings – it steers, accelerates, brakes and changes gear. It can also continue parking manoeuvres that have been started by the driver and complete them if possible. The system also provides support when driving out of parallel parking spaces again.
Wide range of driver assistance systems
In addition to Travel Assist with swarm data and Park Assist Plus with memory function, the ID. Buzz also features other driver assistance systems that can help to increase driving safety.
The following assistance systems are on board as standard**:
- Swerve support
- Oncoming vehicle braking when turning
- Driver Alert System
- Autonomous Emergency Braking
- Front Assist with Pedestrian
- Cyclist Monitoring
- Lane keeping system Lane Assist
- Dynamic Road Sign Display
- Car2X traffic hazard alert function where vehicles inform each other of critical situations.
*ID. Buzz Pro – power consumption in kWh/100 km: combined 21.7–20.5 (WLTP); CO₂ emissions in g/km: 0; Only consumption and emission values in accordance with WLTP and not in accordance with NEDC are available for the vehicle.
**The driver assistance function can only be used within the limits of the system. The driver must be prepared at all times to override the assistance system. These systems do not absolve drivers of their responsibility to drive with due care and attention. The operation can be disabled at any time.